In this age of nationwide driver shortages, Walmart is doubling down on its efforts to add more highly qualified drivers to its private fleet.
With increased freight demand the company is looking to hire more long-haul truck drivers for and has introduced a referral bonus to current drivers to help bring in more talent.
New private fleet drivers for Walmart earn on average $86,000 annually, have access to benefits on day one, receive as many as 21 days of paid time off in their first year, enjoy predictable home time, don’t load or unload freight, and can earn quarterly safety bonuses and incentives.
“Any driver or hourly associate in the Transportation Division can receive up to a $1,500 bonus. We’re also streamlining the hiring process to get drivers onboarded much quicker,” said Tracy Rosser, Walmart’s senior vice president of transportation.
As a special way to say thank you, during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, the company is running their first TV commercial dedicated to the fleet drivers to let them know how much Walmart appreciates them and how important they are to the customers, associates and company.